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  • Project#4: Smooth and Silky (Bokeh)

    Start Date: January 27 2006


    Bokeh describes the rendition of out-of-focus points of light.

    Bokeh is different from sharpness. Sharpness is what happens at the point of best focus. Bokeh is what happens away from the point of best focus.

    Bokeh describes the appearance or "feel" of out-of-focus backgrounds and foregrounds.

    Differing amounts of spherical aberration alter how lenses render out-of-focus points of light, and thus their bokeh. The word "bokeh" comes from the Japanese word "boke" (pronounced bo-keh) which literally means fuzziness or dizziness.

    Here's more info about bokeh.

    Your task: The object of this assignment is show creatively your rendition of bokeh

    Tips: Seclude an object from any immediate background, it's better to have lot's of space from the object to the background to get the best results. Use small aperture numbers if possible (like f2 -f4)to get narrow depth of field which works best for bokeh.


    Last edited by Tyger; 06-29-2006, 02:40 PM.

  • #2
    here's one, not the greatest Bokeh, but I believe my camera limits me somewhat.

    "It's never too late to be who you might have been." - George Eliot


    • #3
      project sound familiar morea?

      (for other p&s)
      I understand with point and shoots you can be limited, but don't get discouraged from trying out the project, it can be done as you have shown. If you have manual settings or aperture priority settings...give them a try.


      • #4
        Title: Pride and Joy
        Description: A statue of Parents holding there chiild
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        • #5
          This was a bust...anyone else?


          • #6
            i'll give it a go i guess. you should bring these projects back, i had always wanted to do them, i just didnt have a suitable camera then

            'your anger is a gift...'

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            inside my head


            • #7
              ok, I'm no photographer by any means but i snapped this shot with my digital camera yesterday and then i saw this thread. thought it was ironic, lol.



              • #8
                that's what I'm talking about..keep em coming!

                I thought there was no interest in these so I stopped it for a bit...I'll start another topic very soon.


                • #9

                  Hello... My name is Kittie and I'm a Font-a-holic.


                  • #10
                    hi, im new.
                    here's a photo of an apple with a pin in it. im not really sure why....


                    • #11
                      Where is the bokeh?

                      For Bokeh to be present there should be some definition of OoF points of light, highlighted circles(disks).. Whether they're soft circles mutal in tone, or sharper either lighter in the center darker on the outer/viceversa, there should be some definition. I think there are many examples of beautiful soft backgrounds captured and expressed with short DoF....but where's the bokeh?

                      These aren't the best examples of bokeh, because I don't have any lenses that would produce a good bokeh. But IMO they show at least some bokeh.

                      Edit: Fixed links
                      Last edited by plasticboy; 06-29-2006, 07:17 PM.


                      • #12
                        ooo..Bokeh, i love the stuff, i think I have some real buttery bokeh pics at home. I'll upload when I get there.
                        As God Is My Witness, I Thought Turkeys Could Fly


                        • #13

                          Here's a start
                          Last edited by willy_flew; 07-07-2006, 09:40 PM. Reason: Change pic again


                          • #14
                            Here is one I just took today ..... I know I can't enter twice.... but I took this and thought ....... hey!! This is what they are talking about ... so I thought I would share

                            I think it turned out pretty nifty

                            Last edited by Red Kittie Kat; 07-05-2006, 03:42 AM.
                            Hello... My name is Kittie and I'm a Font-a-holic.


                            • #15
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